Monday, March 3, 2014

God Is Able

There is no better thing than to hear your 2 year old son, singing 'God is Able' in his crib as he tries to put himself to sleep for his nap.  It is amazing how God teaches us things in so many ways, many times through our children!  For the past 2 months this has been one of my son's favorite songs.  We watch this video by Hillsong United many times in a week. 

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend our churches' Women's Retreat at a local hotel.  We watched three different speakers that had spoken at various True Woman conferences in past years.  The first speaker, Voddie Baucham is a pastor.  A big take away from his session was again, God is Able.  He is sufficient and all we need in this life.  He also reminded me that I have so much to be thankful for. 

The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for me personally.  We are hoping to have another child and with our struggle of trying to conceive before and things not really seeming to be much better this time around I found out about another doctor that's specialty is hormone therapy.  I was able to get into see her right away and have some testing done.  In the mean time I started taking a 6-week nutrition class through Alexa Schirm, who I highly recommend.  Her website is www.simplerootswellness.com.  A lot was going on at my part-time job that was putting extra stress on myself, meanwhile all of the normal day to day happenings of caring for a home, husband and 2 year old!   I became highly emotional and was not dealing with my circumstances very well to say the least!

A good friend of mine came alongside me and spoke truth to me from God's scriptures and helped me identify what were some of my feelings and reactions to these things happening in my life.  She held me accountable.  Sharing all of the thoughts going through my head and helping me address some of my fears and lies that had been swirling around in my head was key for me to take my thoughts captive.  God is calling me to Trust him more in all areas of my life.  I so desperately want to control my life, specifically in expanding our family and yet the reality is that I have absolutely no control over this!

A verse that was studied at the retreat I attended this past weekend and was a needed reminder for me was, Colossians 3:15-17.  It reads:

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

We need God and we need each other!  I so firmly believe in the idea that we must live in community.  That means spending time at a church worshipping together in corporate worship once a week as well as being apart of a small group of people that are encouraging us to learn more about God and help us with whatever is going on in our life.  In order to form deep relationships with people, we must spend time with them and know what is going on in their life.

My husband and I attend Stonebridge E-free church.  It is such a blessing to be apart of this body!  We just started an additional service that is at 5 p.m. on Saturday evenings.  I am excited to see new people come to our church and find out what it means to worship a "God that is Able" and will fulfill your every need if you follow His way!

We are blessed!